Treatment Center Setting
Elm Tree Recovery Philosophy
Elm Tree Recovery clients receive 90 days of intensive inpatient treatment tailored to young people in recovery. We address and treat the roots of our clients’ disorders and show them how to achieve sustained, long term sobriety by teaching them the tools needed to transition from treatment to recovery. Our rehabilitation program addresses not only drugs and alcohol, but also treatment for dual diagnosis, trauma recovery, and other compulsive behaviors.
The layout of our program is to create an authentic community where recovery and learning become one. Elm Tree is located just blocks away from the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Public transportation allows our clients access to other major universities and community colleges in the Phoenix metro area. Individuals at Elm Tree develop the skills needed to emerge into their adult life.
Areas of Specialization
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Meet the Staff
Adam McLean, MA
Adam obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Adam has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in Phoenix, AZ. Adam is currently receiving his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. Adam first began providing client services in community mental health for a non-profit in Northern Arizona. He assisted in creating a long-term extended care program that combined an outdoor adventure experience with traditional treatment modalities. Adam holds certification as a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) with the Pennsylvania Control Board. Adam also works with NADCP, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals working on alternative sentencing for chronic drug offenders. Adam is a member of the NAADAC, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, NAATP, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, NATSAP, National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools.
Stacy Smith, PhD, CSAT
EMDR Clinical Director
Dr. Stacey Smith is a licensed psychologist in both Arizona and Texas and has been working in the addictions field in residential and IOP settings since 2010. Dr. Smith will be the clinical director for Tree Behavioral Health and will oversee day to day clinical operations. His dedication to assisting those suffering from addiction has been his career focus as exhibited by his practice in working with those struggling with alcohol and chemical addictions as well as process addictions such as intimacy disorder, sex, gambling and gaming addictions. During this time, Dr. Smith has become well versed in assisting patients in addressing co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses as well. Stacey has worked as a primary therapist, Director of Intensive Outpatient Programs and Clinical Director of a residential treatment center and has a wide variety of experience working in this field. Dr. Smith has an eclectic approach to working with addiction, realizing that there is no ‘one size fits all’, and uses psychodynamic processes as well as cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques in his work to address client concerns. His commitment to assisting patients with childhood trauma that may exist is evidenced by his additional training in EMDR Dr. Smith has an eclectic approach to working with addiction, realizing that there is no ‘one size fits all’, and uses psychodynamic processes, motivational interviewing techniques, and EMDR in his work to address client concerns.
Megan Gittins, MA, LAC, NCC
Megan has been working in the addictions field for the last five years as a licensed counselor. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in various outpatient and inpatient settings, including: intensive outpatient, DUI education and treatment, medication-assisted treatment, county jail, psychiatric inpatient, and drug detoxification. She also has experience with program development for inpatient substance rehabilitation programs. Megan holds a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a post-graduate diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Her areas of interest with regard to substance abuse are how hope influences recovery, specialty courts, social aspects of addiction, and harm reduction.
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